Easy Beef Gravy Recipe

Roast Beef DinnerThis is hands down my favorite, easy beef gravy recipe. It goes perfectly with roast beef, hamburger steak and meatloaf or any beef dish that calls for gravy. Not only is this homemade gravy quick and easy to make, it’s delicious too.

3 tbsp/45 mL pan drippings, butter or Watkins Grapeseed Oil
1-1/2 tbsp/25 mL all-purpose flour
1/4 cup/60 mL Watkins Mushroom Soup and Gravy base
2 tbsp/30 mL Watkins Beef Soup and Gravy base
1-3/4 cups/375 mL water
1/8 to 1/4 tsp/0.6 to 1.2 ml, to taste Watkins Black Pepper

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Organic Cinnamon and Spice Cookies

These organic cinnamon and spice cookies make a nice treat with a cup of coffee, herbal tea or a cold glass of milk. They are great for packed lunches and snacking any time of the day.

Cinnamon Spice CookiesIngredients
2 cups/500 mL all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp/7.5 mL baking soda
1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Organic Cinnamon
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Organic Nutmeg
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL salt
1 1/2 cups/375 mL sugar
12 tbsp/180 mL butter (1 ½ sticks), softened
1 egg
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Organic Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup/60 mL molasses

Directions: Preheat oven to 350F/180C. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a shallow bowl set aside 1/2 cup/125 mL sugar.

With an electric mixer beat butter, remaining sugar, egg, vanilla, and molasses until well blended. Combine with dry ingredients until dough forms. Roll dough into 1 inch/2.5 cm balls and dip in 1/2 cup/125 mL reserved sugar.

Arrange cookies on a baking sheet, about 3-inches/7.5-cm apart. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Makes 3 dozen.

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A Healthy Sausage Ball Recipe

This is a spicy and healthy sausage ball recipe that’s low in fat, sodium and carbohydrates because it’s made with lean ground turkey. Shape the meat into quick cooking two bite balls, your kids will love them or patties if you prefer. These are good for breakfast, your main course or even as appetizers. Making your own sausage means you can control the ingredients and what your family eats. Continue reading A Healthy Sausage Ball Recipe

Popcorn Seasoning

It’s easy to make your own popcorn seasoning so you can enjoy this healthy snack with your whole family while you watch a good movie or play a board game together. This recipe is a bit spicy and hot, you’ll find some more seasoning suggestions in the tips from the kitchen.

2 tbsp Watkins grapeseed oil, original or flavor of choice
1 cup popping corn
6 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp Watkins cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp Watkins paprika
1/4 teaspoon Watkins garlic granules
1 tsp Watkins seasoning salt Continue reading Popcorn Seasoning